I can't believe that I am reading so many amazing reviews for this hotel. Either these reviewers are friends or family of the staff and owners of the holiday inn or they have little to compare with. Maybe you could believe that this is a 5 star hotel if you have only ever stayed in a 3 star resort? I really am bewildered because to me I would be generous in giving this resort 4 stars. So to assist others from making the same mistake let me provide my unbiased and honest opinion. I have been to phuket 4 times with young children and also solo and can offer the following.
1. Location of resort is great if you want to be in the heart of patong. It is a walk to all restaurants and shopping and a walk across the road to the very crowded and not very nice beach.
1. The rooms are average. Maybe if you were a couple and you stayed in the buskarom wing (no children allowed) you may think differently? As a family of 2 adults and a 2 year old and 4 year old, the rooms were not great. We wanted a family room or kids room but they were popular and hard to come by. There was a sewerage smell and balcony overlooking car park was dank and dirty. Not somewhere I would like to read and drink a cocktail. Room inside was ok in decor but definitely not 5*. Also not great to have shiny tiled floors with small kids.
2. The grounds and main pool. Nice but nothing amazing. I wouldn't be gushing about how great they are. The kids pool was tucked around the side and was pretty small. Kids club beside it was ok but small. Both my kids under 5 had to have a babysitter each (fairly standard across all resorts).
3. Cleanliness. The room was not that clean and we had to ask housekeeping to come back and spot clean some areas not up to par. We all got gastro staying here and I think given how contagious gastro is I would be extra vigilant with cleanliness. We did not have this issue at other resorts at the other times.
4. The beach. Don't book this if you are thinking you are going on a tropical holiday complete with white sands and blue water. The beach is very average and very busy. Not great for kids to swim.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- “Patong’s best choice for Everyday Travelers”Holiday Inn Resort Phuket, perfectly located in the heart of Patong, Phuket’s most famous beach. Holiday Inn Resort Phuket is an oasis in the middle of Patong and is within walking distance to shopping, restaurants and night life and just steps away from the beach. 10 minutes away from Jungeceylon shopping center, Soi Bangla Nightlife, and Patong beach is just across the road.High speed internet is provided FREE of charge for hotels guests.Holiday Inn Resort Phuket is part of the world’s most recognized upper mid-scale brands, and it offers a fantastic choice with seven different room categories, separated in two distinctive wings. The contemporary-designed main wing is popular for its kids and family-friendly rooms and facilities. The resort is honored as a top 10 Family Resort in Asia by Tripadvisor. The Luxury Busakorn wing with Thai design offers spacious rooms with pool view or pool access in a tranquil pool and tropical garden environment appreciated by couples seeking a more intimate resort experience.Holiday Inn Resort Phuket is well-known for its excellent breakfast buffet and great value cuisine in the resort’s 4 restaurants. Holiday Inn Resort Phuket provides daily guest activities and dedicated kids facilities. A refreshing spa and several pools in tropical gardens give choices to relax or be active.At the heart of Patong, Holiday Inn Resort Phuket offers guests a warm Thai welcome, friendly service and total ease, simply Patong’s best Choice. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Hotel Patong
- Holiday Inn Phuket
- Holiday Inn Patong
- Patong Holiday Inn
- Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Patong